Our most recommended things to do in Carloforte

Porto Flavia: Mining Landscape Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

1. Porto Flavia: Mining Landscape Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Embark on a breathtaking experience with this ticket and tour of Porto Flavia. Soak up stunning views of the deep blue Masua sea and the surrounding Pan di Zucchero sea stacks as you uncover the secrets of this port which hangs between heaven and earth. Meet your guide and begin a journey back in time at this genuine engineering masterpiece which improved miners' lives and reduced mineral transportation times and costs. To fathom the scope of the revolution this port represents, hear how minerals were once loaded by hand on small sailing vessels (bilancelle) and brought to Carloforte port, from which large vessels distributed them all over the world, but when Porto Flavia was opened in 1924, everything changed.  Learn how minerals were transported by a narrow-gauge railway built inside the sea stacks and then loaded from the coaches into large moo tons silos (a system of conveyor belts, built in a tunnel under the silos) and transported the minerals directly into the holds of ships moored under the cliffs.

From La Caletta or Orosei: Gulf of Orosei Cruise

2. From La Caletta or Orosei: Gulf of Orosei Cruise

Discover the coves, caves, and beaches of the Gulf of Orosei on this boating day trip. Choose a departure from La Caletta or Orosei. Take in the views all the way up the coast until you reach Cala Goloritzè. Purchase drinks and tasty snacks onboard the comfortable boat Imperatrice.  Hop aboard a ship with plenty of deck space in the sun and a shaded and enclosed deck. Set sail from the port of La Caletta or Orosei and make your way into the turquoise waters of the Gulf.  Stop to soak up some sun and take a dip at the evocative beaches of Cala Mariolu and Cala Sisine. Have the chance to extend your trip with a visit the Grotta del Fico. Buy a ticket to enter this cave with colorful stalactites, stalagmites, and Neolithic wall carvings. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise. 

From Sant'Antioco: San Pietro Island or Masua Boat Tour

3. From Sant'Antioco: San Pietro Island or Masua Boat Tour

Departing from the marina of Sant'Antioco, in south-western Sardinia, you have the opportunity to live a daily experience on board a maxi dinghy to discover San Pietro island or Masua. Our experienced skipper will decide the best route according to the wind of the day, but in both cases you will not be disappointed! He will tell you stories and anecdotes of these fantastic places, where you can swim and snorkel, between clear waters and really unforgettable. You can get to know San Pietro island and its coves, between the old Tonara and the forts rich in many stories, and still stops for dives and baths from the dinghy, but also a stop on Giunco beach and an hour on the ground to discover the unmissable village of Carloforte, with its colorful streets and views of the sea. Or, if the wind is more favourable for the route to Masua, you can explore the seabed in front of the Rock of Pan di Zucchero, Porto Flavia, Grotta Sardegna and a stop on Cala Domestica beach. Finally, a delicious aperitif of typical Sardinian products will be served on board. During the excursion, refreshments based on typical Sardinian products will be served: cheeses, salami, Guttiau and Carasau (typical Sardinian bread types), and some products such as cherry tomatoes, artichokes, croutons, and olives, which may vary depending on the availability of the day; all accompanied by water, fresh non-alcoholic drinks, and local Vermentino wine. Unfortunately, it should be noted that there will be no options for intolerants. 2 Possible Routes The itinerary will be chosen according to the weather conditions of the day and the decisions of the skipper, with the aim of satisfying as much as possible the needs of passengers. Island of San Pietro - Isola Piana - Grotta del Pulpito - Grotta delle Oche - Cala Vinagra - Cala Fico - Grotta della Regina - Le Spine - Spiaggia La Caletta - Cala Luna - Punta Nera - Le Colonne - Spiaggia del Giunco: possibility to stay ashore on the beach and aperitif served on board - Carloforte: one hour free stop to visit the small town or Masua - Capo Altano (high coast of Portoscuso) - Marina di Gonnesa and Faraglioni di Nebida - Pan di Zucchero: passage in front of the caves - Porto Flavia - Masua beach - Grotta Sardegna - Grand Canal - Cala Domestica: possibility to stop ashore on the beach and aperitif served on board During the itinerary our skipper and expert guide will tell the history of the place, anecdotes and explanations. The itinerary may be modified according to weather conditions and skipper’s decisions: in case it will not be possible to sail to San Pietro island or Masua, the excursion will be carried out towards Sant'Antioco island. Boat details: - Maxi inflatable New Jolly Prince 29 - Length: 9 m - Twin-engined - Fresh water shower

From Portovesme: San Pietro Island and Caloforte Town Tour

4. From Portovesme: San Pietro Island and Caloforte Town Tour

Carloforte is a splendid town with its own cultural identity from the rest of Sardinia (the Carlofortinis are in fact heirs of the Genoese from Pegli), but immersed in a breathtaking natural environment. Sea, cliffs, the interior of the island deserve a whole day to be visited. You arrive on the island via a 40-minute ferry trip and start the trip from Carloforte to the northernmost tip, La Punta, where there are the remains of the ancient tuna trap. We move towards the west, taking a short walk towards the beach of Cala Fico, immersed in the natural oasis of LIPU. Continue towards Capo Sandalo, the suggestive westernmost lighthouse in Italy, a scenery of unique beauty on the south west coast of the island. In the afternoon return to the town of Carloforte, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, which we will visit on foot starting from the famous statue of King Carlo Emanuele III to visit the beautiful main square, immerse ourselves in the atmosphere of the carruggi, the old streets that recall the center historian of the ancient district of Pegli, in Liguria, from which the inhabitants of the island originated, who arrived in San Pietro after a significant Tabarchin parenthesis in North Africa. We will discover the exciting history and the varied and intercultural soul of this exotic island, with an unparalleled mix of traditions, language, gastronomy that acts as a bridge between Liguria, Sardinia and Africa.

Cagliari: Amazing Sulcis Jeep Experience from Iglesias

5. Cagliari: Amazing Sulcis Jeep Experience from Iglesias

We will meet in the most important mine of Sardinia in Iglesias, "Monteponi" to start our 4 hours jeep offroad private experience. After a small briefing, we will discover the wild Sulcis and its beautiful views. We will visit many places like "Sa Machine Beccia," Monte San Giovanni, and the beautiful panorama of Monte San Pietro from where we will love the Sulcis plain and its beautiful coast up to Carloforte. The tour will end with the Sardinian typical picnic at a high altitude with "carasau" bread, sausage, and "callu de crabittu" goat cheese) and a nice glass of cannonau!!!

From Portoscuso: private yacht tour in South Sardinia

6. From Portoscuso: private yacht tour in South Sardinia

Hop aboard a luxury yacht from Portoscuso in southwestern Sardinia to experience an exclusive day in complete relaxation. Depending on the day's weather and the group's preferences, the skipper will do his best to accommodate everyone's needs and choose the best itinerary to ensure the best experience. You will be able to discover the island of San Pietro and Carloforte, the Gulf of Lion with unmissable stops near Pan di Zucchero and Masua or the coast of Buggerru with a visit to the beautiful Cala Domestica, diving into crystal-clear waters with high depths in which to snorkel. Thanks to the tender, it will be possible to get closer to the coast and make stops directly on the beach. A typical Sardinian aperitif will be served on board. It will be possible to choose the itinerary according to the weather conditions of the day and the decisions of the skipper, with the aim of satisfying the needs of passengers as much as possible. The possible itinerary will be one of the following, with the possibility of making more stops for swimming and snorkeling, being able to get directly to the beach thanks to the tender: 1. San Pietro island - Carloforte: circumnavigation of the island, stopping at the most beautiful beaches, which can be Isola Piana, La Caletta, La Bobba, Girin, Punta Nera, Guidi, Cala Fico, La Conca 2. Golfo del Leone - Sugar Loaf - Masua - Nebida and Porto Flavia, with possible stops at: Porto Paglia, Sa Punta S'Arena, Plag'e Mesu, Funtanamare, Masua, Porto Flavia, Pan di Zucchero and Portu Banda 3. Gulf of Buggerru: possible stops at San Nicolò beach, Cala Domestica in Cala Lunga 4. Costa Verde: possible stops in Costa Verde, Portixeddu, Scivu and Cala Is Tramatzus 5. Gulf of Sant'Antioco: possible stops at Le Saline, Nido dei Passeri, Cala Lunga, Cala Tuffi, Cala Sapone, Capo Sperone and Maladroxia The aperitif served on board includes: a typical Sardinian platter made of cold cuts, cheeses, pickles, water, wine, soft drinks and coffee.

Add dates

Things to do in

Go beyond Carloforte

Explore all

Frequently asked questions about Carloforte

What top attractions are a must-see in Carloforte?

The must-see attractions in Carloforte are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Carloforte

Want to discover all there is to do in Carloforte? Click here for a full list.